Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen is a local and visitor foodie favorite, with consistently delicious Italian fare paired with local wines, craft beers and tap beers in a homey, family-friendly restaurant. Here, you’ll find house-made ravioli, risotto, pastas and fresh-fish dishes, plus salads with house-made dressing using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Outdoor dining is available on their pretty deck, with heat lamps to take the chill off when needed.
Set in amongst mature conifers and oaks, the restaurant’s location is part of its charm. Friendly, professional local staff add to the pleasant experience – making you feel right at home. A casual, welcoming atmosphere, generous servings of traditional Italian comfort food made with the finest ingredients, perfectly seasoned, contribute to this restaurant’s significant popularity. For this reason, reservations are highly recommended.
This is a great restaurant to top off a day of vigorous outdoor recreation in the High Sierra. If you’ve been hiking the Arnold Rim Trail or the South Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, or if you’ve been kayaking on our upcountry lakes, you will have worked up an appetite worthy of the portion size served up here.
Without reservations, at the slower times of year, or during the week, you may sometimes get seats at the bar, where you can wait for a table. You can bring your own wine for a $10 corkage fee. Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen is great for families, or for a romantic date night.